Oxford, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 21,180 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +45.1%
Males: 10,144  (47.9%)
Females: 11,036  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36203.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,094 (it was $40,397 in 2000)
Oxford:

$57,094
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,899 (it was $18,923 in 2000)

Oxford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,357 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Oxford:

$143,357
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $142,413; detached houses: $149,981; townhouses or other attached units: $190,130; in 2-unit structures: $103,047; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $591,438; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,896; mobile homes: $72,493; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $27,372

Median gross rent in 2017: $787.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oxford: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.9%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Black residents, 14.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oxford, AL (2017)
    • 15,67073.4%White alone
    • 2,96513.9%Black alone
    • 1,9018.9%Hispanic
    • 3631.7%Asian alone
    • 3371.6%Two or more races
    • 650.3%American Indian alone

Races in Oxford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Oxford, Alabama as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oxford is 576 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Oxford by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.9)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(18.9)
4
(18.6)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.4)
2
(9.4)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(53.9)
12
(58.5)
9
(43.3)
1
(4.7)
6
(28.0)
9
(42.2)
7
(32.9)
2
(9.4)
5
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
48
(235.3)
47
(229.1)
37
(177.8)
N/A20
(93.2)
28
(131.4)
8
(37.6)
10
(47.2)
12
(56.8)
9
(42.4)
9
(42.7)
11
(52.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
52
(255.0)
43
(209.6)
89
(427.7)
56
(264.5)
78
(363.6)
38
(178.4)
45
(211.7)
59
(278.2)
53
(251.0)
70
(329.7)
50
(237.1)
55
(260.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
230
(1,128)
179
(872.7)
248
(1,192)
186
(878.6)
226
(1,054)
222
(1,042)
206
(968.9)
134
(631.8)
144
(682.0)
158
(744.1)
117
(554.9)
111
(524.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
936
(4,589)
957
(4,666)
1,112
(5,344)
998
(4,714)
1,003
(4,676)
982
(4,609)
874
(4,111)
878
(4,140)
720
(3,410)
765
(3,603)
942
(4,468)
787
(3,721)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
66
(323.6)
55
(268.1)
67
(322.0)
58
(274.0)
72
(335.6)
46
(215.9)
50
(235.2)
28
(132.0)
30
(142.1)
26
(122.4)
42
(199.2)
30
(141.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A2
(9.3)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)462.9436.4496.4418.9448.0392.8349.8316.6291.2284.6303.2268.3

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City-data.com crime index in Oxford, AL

Crime rate in Oxford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 74 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (29.5%), English (7.8%), Irish (7.1%), German (3.7%), Scottish (1.9%), African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on early 1850s

Elevation: 658 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,161 people per square mile   (low).

Oxford, Alabama map

1,325 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America).

This city:

6.3%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $651 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $433 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (56.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (579.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hobson City, AL (1.2 miles ),
West End-Cobb Town, AL (2.0 miles ),
Anniston, AL (2.1 miles ),
Blue Mountain, AL (2.5 miles ),
Bynum, AL (2.7 miles ),
Saks, AL (2.8 miles ),
Munford, AL (2.8 miles ),
Weaver, AL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.60 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +799 (+3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,402 (35.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Oxford, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oxford, AL in 2017
Oxford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 91 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 1998: 101 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 1999: 105 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2000: 192 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2001: 177 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2002: 146 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2003: 87 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2004: 89 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2005: 93 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2006: 89 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 137 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2008: 99 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2009: 82 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2014: 75 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2015: 35 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2016: 40 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2017: 48 buildings, average cost: $151,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Oxford, AL residents
Average permit cost in Oxford, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Oxford, AL
Historical housing units in Oxford, AL
Most common industries in Oxford, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.8%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Health care (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Oxford, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)

Average climate in Oxford, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oxford, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Oxford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Oxford city center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 19.8 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oxford-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from Oxford center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 193.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 115.5 miles away from Oxford center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from Oxford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oxford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oxford:

  • SOUTHERNCARE OXFORD (1801 US HWY 78E)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - OXFORD (P O BOX 3408, 1130 SOUTH HALE STREET)
  • RAI-SNOW ST-OXFORD (711 SNOW STREET)

Amtrak station near Oxford:

  • 4 miles: ANNISTON (126 W.4TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oxford:

  • Jacksonville State University (about 17 miles; Jacksonville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 29 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 36 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 39 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • University of West Georgia (about 43 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • Snead State Community College (about 46 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 51 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)

Public high schools in Oxford:

  • OXFORD HIGH SCH (Students: 1,040, Location: 1 YELLOW JACKET DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • OXFORD AREA VOC SCH (Location: 1 YELLOW JACKET DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Oxford:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 84, Location: 1500 AIRPORT RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oxford:

Private elementary/middle school in Oxford:

  • WORD ALIVE ACADEMY (Students: 141, Location: 122 ALLENDALE RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Oxford

Library in Oxford:

  • OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $377,001; Location: 110 EAST 6TH STREET; 34,957 books; 2,242 audio materials; 3,836 video materials; 79 state licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oxford: Choccolocco Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Oxford Civic Center (B), Oxford Fire Department Station 1 (C), Oxford Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Old Mill Mall Shopping Center (1), Quintard Mall Shopping Center (2), Sky City Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oxford include: Trinity Baptist Church (A), Rocky Mount Baptist Church (B), Pine Ridge Church (C), Oxford Church of Christ (D), Meadowbrook Baptist Church (E), Grace Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church of Oxford (G), Faith Childrens Home Mission (H), Fairview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Ridge Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Coldwater Cemetery (3), Oxford Memorial Gardens Cemetery (4), Oconee Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Oxford Lake (A), Blue Pond (B), Robertsons Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Wolfskull Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Oxford: Oxford Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Aqua Escapes (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1714 Al Highway 21 S) (1), Time Out Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 700 Quintard Drive Ofc) (2), R & R Travel Service (407 East Choccolocco Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (3 Recreation Dr) (1), Liberty Inn (101 Highway 78 West) (2), Econo Lodge Oxford (25 Elm Street) (3), Anniston - Oxford/Talladega Speedway (202 Grace St) (4), Holiday Inn (US 78 & Al 21 & I-20) (5), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (160 Colonial Drive) (6), Howard Johnson Express Inn (I-20 Exit 185 P.O. Box 3308) (7), Howard Johnson (US+C67 Highway 78 & 21 South) (8), Comfort Inn Oxford (138 Elm Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Lash LeRoux - Cartoonist, Rick and Bubba - Radio personality.

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oxford that have no violations reported:

  • OXFORD WATER WORKS & SEWER BOARD (Population served: 27,141, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.8%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Oxford in 2010:

  • 158 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
172 people in other group homes in 2000
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Oxford (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Highway 78 East Branch at 2020 Us Highway 78 East, branch established on 1984/09/11; Oxford Branch at 404 Hamric Dr E, branch established on 1978/10/03. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank: Oxford Branch at 35 Ali Way, branch established on 1998/02/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $202.4 mil, Deposits: $170.9 mil, headquarters in Piedmont, AL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: F&M Financial Corp
  • Compass Bank: Oxford Branch at 720 Quintard Drive, branch established on 1973/04/09. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Oxford Branch at 92 Plaza Lane, branch established on 2008/04/12. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Cheaha Bank: at 1320 Highway Drive, branch established on 2000/08/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $171.0 mil, Deposits: $141.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Cheaha Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Oxford Branch at 409 Choccolocco Road, branch established on 1973/11/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Oxford Branch at 804 Quintard Avenue, branch established on 1993/11/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Noble Bank & Trust, N.A.: Oxford Office at 1836 Highway 78, branch established on 2005/10/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $165.9 mil, Deposits: $143.5 mil, headquarters in Anniston, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Oxford:

Marital status in Oxford, AL
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Oxford:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oxford
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oxford, AL (based on Calhoun County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,564204
Mainline Protestant7,06642
Black Protestant5,16324
Catholic3,1924
Other1,5906
Orthodox401
None33,957-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
Here:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Calhoun County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 87
Calhoun County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.2%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

15.1%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oxford:

47.4%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.5%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Oxford:

28.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oxford:

22.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oxford:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.7%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.3%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oxford, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 50$218,530$52,4470$0
Water Supply 34$156,216$55,1356$7,593
Solid Waste Management 33$93,437$33,9774$5,739
Parks and Recreation 29$81,865$33,87544$26,302
Other and Unallocable 14$49,751$42,6441$1,448
Firefighters 13$54,580$50,38241$11,483
Other Government Administration 11$45,036$49,1305$3,719
Police - Other 10$34,499$41,3990$0
Financial Administration 10$45,162$54,1940$0
Local Libraries 8$19,319$28,9790$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,599$35,0380$0
Judicial and Legal 2$7,859$47,1540$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 219$820,853$44,978101$56,284

Oxford government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $15,284,000 ($721.62)
    General - Other: $1,262,000 ($59.58)
    Water Utilities: $1,075,000 ($50.76)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,877,000 ($277.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,102,000 ($240.89)
    General - Other: $4,972,000 ($234.75)
    Regular Highways: $2,800,000 ($132.20)
    Sewerage: $2,611,000 ($123.28)
    Central Staff Services: $2,280,000 ($107.65)
    Health - Other: $1,902,000 ($89.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,760,000 ($83.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,726,000 ($81.49)
    Libraries: $1,051,000 ($49.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $796,000 ($37.58)
    Financial Administration: $387,000 ($18.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $202,000 ($9.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($0.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,673,000 ($220.63)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000 ($3.54)
    Other - Health - Other: $63,000 ($2.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,098,000 ($146.27)
    Health - Other: $33,000 ($1.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,888,000 ($419.64)

Oxford government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,213,000 ($104.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,722,000 ($81.30)
    Sewerage: $1,671,000 ($78.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $374,000 ($17.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $329,000 ($15.53)
    Interest Earnings: $229,000 ($10.81)
    Sale of Property: $141,000 ($6.66)
    Donations From Private Sources: $31,000 ($1.46)
    Rents: $11,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,899,000 ($184.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $353,000 ($16.67)
    Health and Hospitals: $232,000 ($10.95)
    Highways: $206,000 ($9.73)
    Other: $188,000 ($8.88)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,487,000 ($1345.00)
    Property: $3,462,000 ($163.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,324,000 ($156.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,253,000 ($59.16)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $269,000 ($12.70)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $112,000 ($5.29)
    Other License: $81,000 ($3.82)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $76,000 ($3.59)

Oxford government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,815,000 ($5751.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $116,940,000 ($5521.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,705,000 ($1921.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,830,000 ($1691.69)

Oxford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,438,000 ($115.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,324,000 ($4972.80)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,242,000 ($247.50)

5.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Talladega County, AL  0.96% ($36,956 average AGI)
from Etowah County, AL  0.46% ($32,734)
from Cleburne County, AL  0.22% ($31,393)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,657 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Talladega County, AL  0.90% ($40,186 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.43% ($35,410)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($37,366)
Businesses in Oxford, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Marriott2
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Motel 61
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's2Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Baymont Inn1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Burger King1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A2Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
DressBarn1RadioShack1
Dressbarn1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid2
FedEx5Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sears2
GNC1Shoe Carnival1
GameStop2Sleep Inn1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
Hardee's1Starbucks2
Hilton1Subway2
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson1Target1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS4
Kincaid1Vans1
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Bryant1Waffle House3
Lane Furniture3Walmart1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oxford:

  • WHOG (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HOBSON CITY, AL; Owner: HOBSON CITY BROADCASTING CO)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDNG (1450 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WDNG, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WANA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: DEWEY D. LANKFORD)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oxford:

  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oxford:

  • WJXS-CA (Channel 24; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Oxford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 82Number of bridges
  • 1,050ft / 320mTotal length
  • $170,952,000Total costs
  • 934,778Total average daily traffic
  • 257,874Total average daily truck traffic
  • 874,557Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oxford, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 271960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oxford, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oxford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Oxford, AL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oxford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oxford)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$140,94724$131,667119$130,7938$27,39313$81,0267$44,504
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$75,1203$116,4579$132,6172$21,1750$01$41,430
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$154,8787$68,14754$126,4868$25,1935$41,4604$40,023
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$119,8853$113,80037$129,6381$65,7001$79,1502$75,260
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$06$149,1300$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0010.00 , 0011.00, 0012.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$207,7452$216,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$176,1952$183,440
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$159,3901$410,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$57,400

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0010.00 , 0011.00, 0012.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oxford, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oxford, AL - Value

2012 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2012 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 164. The highest number of fire incidents - 266 took place in 2016, and the least - 106 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Oxford, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.4%), and Structure Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oxford, AL
    • 50043.4%Outside Fires
    • 37332.4%Structure Fires
    • 19817.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 807.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oxford, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oxford, Alabama:

  • Super 8, 1600 Al Hwy 21 S, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 835-1492, Fax: (256) 835-0636
  • Quality Inn, Us Hwy 78 & Al 21 S, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 831-3410, Fax: (256) 831-9560
  • Motel 6, 202 Grace St, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 831-5463, Fax: (256) 831-5628
  • Liberty Inn, 101 Hwy 78 W, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 831-3000, Fax: (256) 831-3000
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Anniston Oxford, 143 Colonial Dr, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 831-1921
  • Sleep Inn, 88 Colonial Dr, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 831-2191, Fax: (256) 831-1415
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Anniston/Oxford, 160 Colonial Dr, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 835-8768, Fax: (256) 835-3749
  • Red Roof Inn, 138 Elm St, Oxford, Alabama 36203 , Phone: (256) 831-0860, Fax: (256) 831-7850
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oxford, Alabama
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oxford, AL
  • 54.0%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oxford, AL
  • 60.3%Electricity
  • 38.4%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Oxford compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Oxford on our top lists:

  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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